chemical building Articles

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Should you build or buy chemical storage?

    An informative comparison sheet when making the decision about the type of chemical storage building to ...


    By US Chemical Storage

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Building a Strong Safety Culture

    Accident investigations of disasters such as Chernobyl and the Challenger Space Shuttle have highlighted the tragic impact poor safety culture can have on an organization. In the past, accident investigations focused on “operator error” and equipment malfunction as the cause of most accidents. We now see that an organization’s culture can have a significant impact on safety. ...

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Chemical Engineering Magazine Article: Chemical Lifecycle Management

    Chemicals in production and laboratory environments alike have three distinct lifecycle phases: the first is procurement and inventory storage; the second is use in a manufacturing process or research program; and the third is post-use, including onsite handling, removal and beneficial reuse, recycle or disposal. A number of considerations including regulations, safety, material utilization ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • Water Based Damp Course Protection Chemicals: Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems

     Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd has developed a range of water-based damp course chemicals for the building industry. These water-based formulations have replaced the solvent-based formulations previously used by Tech-Dry. Background Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd was formed in 1982, and specialises in the development and supply of materials ...


  • Chemical Plant Desulfurization

    KRONOS’ facility in Leverkusen, Germany produces titanium dioxide, the most important material used by the paints and plastics industry for whiteness and opacity. When new German guidelines set maximum emission limits for SO2 in 1989, KRONOS was required to eliminate the COS from the off-gas at their titanium dioxide production facility to meet the new requirements.Complicating this application, ...


    By Merichem Company

  • NOVA Chemicals Case Study

    NOVA Chemicals' Corunna facility in Canada uses SAFER Real-Time for emission monitoring applications. NOVA Chemicals is a worldwide corporation that produces plastics and chemicals with a focus on two product chains: ethylene and polyethylene, and styrene and polystyrene. Its commitment to be a corporate “neighbor of choice” includes providing leadership and resources to support ...


    By SAFER Systems LLC

  • The advantages of physico-chemical treatment

    Physico-chemical soil treatment is an effective technique to clean contaminated soils, removing a wide range of both organic and inorganic contaminants. Contaminants adhere to the fine-fraction of the soil, such as organic matter and clay/silt. The principle of the method utilizes the difference in grain-size and density of the materials and separates the different fractions by means of ...

  • Chemicals used for pH Adjustment

    The most commonly used neutralization chemicals for acid or base neutralization are 98% Sulfuric acid and 50% Sodium hydroxide. In many cases these are very good choices, however, there are many considerations when selecting chemicals and these may not always be the best selection. The selection of the chemicals used for the neutralization of an acid or base is almost as important as the design ...


    By Digital Analysis Corp.

  • Preventing Rust without Chemicals

    The Jordan Steel Factory outside Amman, Jordan was concerned about corrosion within the pipework of its cooling system, caused by large quantities of sulphate reducing bacteria, iron oxides and scaling build up. These factors combined, contributed to an overall reduction in the efficiency of the direct and in-direct cooling system at the factory. Corrosion is a major issue for the steel ...


    By Hydropath Holdings Ltd

  • TVOC measurement for LEED/green building evaluation

    Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) may be evaluated when building designers/managers are pursuing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC) EQ Credit 3.2. The latest LEED-NC guidance document specifies that the maximum allowed concentration of TVOC measured in a building (post construction, pre-occupancy) is 500 µg/m3; the ...


  • Right Choice to Maintain Carpets in Government Buildings

    Lots of people bustle in and out of government offices all throughout the day for various reasons. As more and more people visit the area, the carpeted areas in these government buildings turn dirty and dull within days. Traditional cleaning techniques do not work in maintaining the carpets in perfect condition. To ensure impressive-looking and fresh-smelling carpets in government buildings, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Facility siting changes for process plant buildings in the works

    Facility siting identifies hazards that may affect process plant buildings, assesses the potential consequences and leads to the development of a means to manage the risks of these hazards. In short, it is a procedure to make sure process building siting (location, construction and function) is appropriate based on the known hazards (toxic, fire andexplosion) at the facility.Past incidents at ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Chemical cleaning is cost-effective, efficient

    Chemical cleaning is an important offering within Clean Harbors’ portfolio of industrial cleaning/maintenance services for refineries, petrochemical processors and other process manufacturers. Along with high-pressure cleaning, pigging, Tech Sonic sound wave cleaning and other technologies, chemical leaning is a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to remove corrosion, deposits, residual ...


    By Clean Harbors

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